Audi has launched the 2018 RS5 Coupe in India today and priced it at Rs. 1.10 Crore. This is the 2nd generation of the Audi RS5. With this the Audi RS5 joins the A5 and S5 to complete the trilogy, the RS5 being the most powerful of the lot.
The RS5 is the 2nd launch from the German car maker Audi for 2018, the 2018 Q5 was their 1st for the year. Lets tell you about the changes on the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe, the car is built on a new platform which is 60kgs lighter plus you also have an option of going in for the carbon fibre roof to get the beast lose some more weight thus boosting performance. Exterior design changes include sporty and aggressive bumpers with huge air dams, big sized front grille, Quattro blisters, Matrix LED headlamps, 19-inch wheels that come standard.
The 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe now gets powered by a 2.9 Litre TFSI V6 twin turbo engine (the older one came with a V8). This engine makes 444 bhp and belts out 600 Nm of peak torque, thats a bump up of nearly 170 Nm over the first outgoing model. All this sums up to propelling the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe from 0-100kmph in 3.9 seconds flat, with a top speed of 250kmph , also if you opt for the Dynamic package then your RS5 would hit 280kmph !
The cabin of the 2018 Audi RS5 comes with new design sports seats and a all new flat-bottom steering wheeling place. The upholstery is in Alcantara while the pedals are in all aluminium. The latest generation Audi MMI and Audi Virtual cockpit is also seen on the 2018 Audi RS5.
“Audi Sport signifies the transition of Audi’s racetrack technology into production ready performance cars. Born on the track, built for the road – the all new Audi RS 5 Coupé is the gran turismo among the RS models from Audi Sport. The car’s V6 bi-turbo engine has been developed from the ground up and provides significantly more performance coupled with higher efficiency. The all new Audi RS5 Coupé combines the performance of a sportscar and the comfort of a sedan which makes it a desirable machine for our customers and enthusiasts who are smart yet adventurous and want to make an incomparable style statement,2018 is the Year of Audi Progression and in line with this, we are renewing our performance car portfolio in India and have lined up more surprises in store for our performance car enthusiasts in the coming days. The all new Audi RS 5 Coupé is a unique product as it bridges the gap for the customers who are practical and want to own a luxury car with the performance of a sportscar,” ” said Mr. Rahil Ansari, Head Audi India.